Monday, August 1, 2011

Baby Shower Bunting & Suitcase Display

A couple days ago, I went into an antique shop with hopes of finding some good stuff for a couple different events and the very first item I saw was the old brown suitcase I had on my list! I was super excited and this morning, I started the project I had in mind for it!
At the end of September, we are having my baby shower which I am helping out with because I can't resist! :) The suitcase will be a part of a display I am putting together and I finished the bunting for it today. The idea of the suitcase will be to display some of little Levi's baby items as well as some ultrasound pictures in a super cute way :)

Here's the bunting I created this morning and some of the steps so that you can create your own!

I started by cutting little triangles out of a blue polka dotted fabric of my choice & grabbed some brown twine & small clothes pins (which will be used to hang pictures with)

Next, I gathered paint (I used a tan color to match the color scheme) & a paint brush (the smaller brush head, the better because it will be easier to paint letters with).

Once I had my paint & paint brush, I painted a letter on each triangle of fabric to spell out "Baby Levi" & started to glue the very tops of each triangle(about 2 cm down from the top) to the twine leaving a little bit of space between each triangle letter. I start first with the word "Baby" and then cut a seperate piece of twine for our baby's name, "Levi."

Once each letter is glued at the very top, fold over the excess fabric so it wraps around the twine and glue the top seem again to cover the twine.

Once all the the letters are glued around the twine, just cut off extra fabric sticking out from the top and you are done with your bunting for a cute banner display! :)

The bunting I made will hang from the top of the open suitcase and will have photos and memorabilia clipped onto the banner as well using small clothes pins. The inside of the suitcase will have a baby blanket, a little teddy bear, tiny baby clothes, and anything else I can think of :) This will be next to "Levi's Adventure Book" (inspired by the movie UP) which will serve as a way for guests to write him little messages as well as a photo album! :D

Lots more projects to complete for the shower but I'm having fun with each of them!! I can't wait for our little man to arrive :)

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